Germany 2018 – Part 2

On Tuesday of my trip to Germany we drove to Singen to visit the ruins of Hohentwiel castle. It’s the largest castle ruin in Germany. Then it was off to visit my nephew and his family on the edge of Lake Konstanz, and finally back to Singen for a comfortable stay at a rental apartment.

Copenhagen 2018

I spent all of last week in Germany visiting my German family.  It was awesome.  More about that trip in later posts.  On the way over, I had a 7 hour layover in Copenhagen. I took the metro from the airport to Kongens Nytorv and went on a one hour boat tour of the canals.

Big Island, Hawaii 2018 – Part 4

I love seeing the Gold Dust Day Geckos on the Big Island.  They’re everywhere!  But they’re very hard to find on Maui and Oahu, and nearly impossible on Kauai.  According to sciencing.com, “In 1974, a student at the University of Hawaii released eight gold dust day geckos, a native of Madagascar, into the Upper Mano Valley [of the Big Island].”

Big Island, Hawaii 2018 – Part 3

Originally this post was named “The Worst Day in Hawaii!” to go with my “The Best Day in Hawaii!” post.  However, in the weeks since we left, Kauai and Oahu have been hit with record flooding and devastating mudslides, and the Big Island has endured earthquakes and CRAZY volcanic eruptions! So many people have been displaced with no homes to go back to 🙁  So in retrospect, our day really wasn’t all that bad.